Red traditional Mantel with Noel banner and scallop glitter banner

December 29th, 2014

Glittered NOEL banner on book pages - theprojectgirl.com

I decorated my basement mantel with decorations I had lying around from years past. I love bright red for Christmas and definitely feel like it fits in better with the decor downstairs. I did want to freshen it up with a banner, and I had these gorgeous glitter letters from My Mind’s Eye.

I created this banner with the same process I used for my star banner a few weeks ago. This time I used these gorgeous book pages from an old copy of Heidi that my kids had already torn a few pages from.
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I especially loved this chapter heading for a christmas banner.  I hand-cut the papers into this pocket shape and then hot-glued on the rosettes and glitter letters. theprojectgirl-noel-mantel-glitter

I wanted to sew this banner instead of string it through holes. I have this gorgeous chartreuse ribbon, and I didn’t want it to cover the book pages, so I placed it under instead. theprojectgirl-noel-banner-ribbon

To keep everything in place for sewing, I used just a few little dabs of glue from my glue runner.

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On each end, I folded the ribbon over, and tacked it down with more glue.

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Once I had all the flags tacked with glue, I ran the whole thing slowly through the sewing machine.

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And then placed it on my mantel.

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I wanted to finish off the mantel with one more small banner. I grabbed these glittered confetti circles from My Minds Eye, and sewed them down the middle.

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Then I folded and glued them with my Ad tech permanent glue runner to create a scallop banner.

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I placed that across the whole mantel to finish off the look. The stockings are from Pottery barn, and the garland is one that I have used before from Joanne Fabric & Craft. I wrapped it in some gorgeous burlap ribbon that I bought on clearance after Christmas last year, also from Pottery Barn.
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Click here to see my upstairs mantel

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